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us that pope urban viii is a great and worthy man, but also that the ideals of the classical world have been subordinated to the values of triumphant christianity. every figure in this swirling panorama has meaning. the scenes painted around the sides of the ceiling tell stories extolling the pope's virtues. his unyielding battle against heresy is here symbolized by athena destroying insolence and pride in the shape of the giants. here his piety conquers lust and intemperance, represented by the satyrs. like the artists of the renaissance, cortona uses the vocabulary of classical antiquity, but draws his figures naturalistically, with lifelike vigor and sensuality. the architectural elements are not real but are painted as if they were. they blur the distinction between real and illusory space, at the same time suggesting hidden depths out of which the painted figures seem to tumble. overlapping layers of light and dark create a sensation of breathtaking movement. in this one ceiling, we have all the elements of the high baroque style-- a clearly defined program, a dynamic and dram
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